• Die Hard With a Vengeance (1995)

Die Hard With a Vengeance

Release Date: 1995

DVD Release Date: March 9th, 1999

R |2 hr 8 min

Plot Summary

Detective John McClane (Bruce Willis) is now divorced, alcoholic and jobless after getting fired for his reckless behavior and bad attitude. He is called back into action, however, when a cryptic terrorist (Jeremy Irons) takes New York City hostage in a lethal game of "Simon Says" and refuses to speak with anyone but McClane. Teaming up with a street-savvy electrician named Zeus Carver (Samuel L. Jackson), McClane dashes through the city, trying to stay one step ahead of a murderous plot.

Cast: Bruce Willis, Jeremy Irons, Samuel L. Jackson, Graham Greene, Colleen Camp, Larry Bryggman, Anthony Peck, Nick Wyman

Director: John McTiernan

Genres: Action

Production Co: 20th Century Fox, Cinergi Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: New York City, Rise, Underdog, 1990s, Suspenseful, Brash, Mystery

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    It's a tense, terrifically funny action dazzler with a wow level in special effects that will be hard to top. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Die Hard With a Vengeance is basically a wind-up action toy, cleverly made, and delivered with high energy. It delivers just what it advertises, with a vengeance. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    It should come as no surprise that Jonathan Hensleigh's script was not originally written as a "Die Hard" film. The blend of "Die Hard" and "With a Vengeance" is sometimes smooth but never complete. It's as if "Die Hard" were wearing a rented tux. show more

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